Arsenal on the Charles, Watertown, MA / Watertown Arsenal Building 311
From the shell of an abandoned arsenal building – built in 1917 and expanded in 1942 –a 21st Century office complex pays homage to its former life as "Artillery Hall". Multi-story entry lobbies celebrate the volume of the space where seacoast guns, tanks and cannons were once manufactured. An original 50-ton Gantry crane located in the main lobby reinterprets the definition of corporate art.
Project photography by Warren Patterson, Nick Wheeler